Baton Rouge General Town Hall Connects Community Leaders and Hospital Staff02-Jul-2013
Baton Rouge, La. – Staff, physicians, community leaders and officials gathered at Baton Rouge General’s Mid City campus for a town hall meeting, led by Baton Rouge General Senior Vice President of Community Relations George Bell, to share news on the growth and development of both hospital campuses. Several officials and community leaders in attendance offered comments, including Louisiana State Representatives Alfred C. Williams and Regina Barrow commended Baton Rouge General on its continued growth and excellent healthcare reputation. Samuel Sanders, Executive Director of the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance, also spoke about Baton Rouge General’s role in supporting the development of the Mid City community.
“As a Mid City native, I was pleased to learn that Baton Rouge General’s Mid City campus accounts for nearly one out of every six jobs, either directly or indirectly, in the Mid City community, and hear more about the many ways the hospital supports the Mid City community in addition to providing quality healthcare for our residents,” commented Representative Alfred C. Williams.
“I was impressed to learn that a recent study showed the Mid City campus generates an economic impact on our state of more than $290 million each year and I applaud Baton Rouge General’s continued dedication to promoting the Mid City community,” said Representative Regina Barrow. “I’m also so excited to know that Baton Rouge General is a two-time, A-rated* hospital for patient safety.”
“We share Baton Rouge General’s commitment to the Mid City community and through our two organization’s collaborative efforts, we continue to build and strengthen the Mid City community,” said Samuel Sanders, Executive Director, Mid City Redevelopment Alliance.
Meeting highlights included the hospital’s focus on senior services and behavioral wellness services at the Mid City campus. Updates also included Baton Rouge General’s growing medical education footprint as the satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine and robust medical training programs housed on the Mid City campus. In addition, construction of a state-of-the-art medical office tower and patient tower expansion on the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus were also highlighted.
About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life.
Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.
About Baton Rouge General Physicians
Baton Rouge General Physicians consists of more than 80 physicians and 20 practices, owned and operated under General Health System. Baton Rouge General Physicians offers individuals and families throughout the Capital Area top-quality healthcare in convenient locations from Livingston to Brusly. For more information, visit BRGPhysicians.com.